7162.000 Duranta L.

Description of the genus

Erect, or ± climbing, unarmed or spiny shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite or whorled, simple. Flowers in terminal or axillary racemes or panicles; bracts small. Calyx 5-toothed, persistent. Corolla zygomorphic; limb 2-lipped with 5 unequal lobes. Stamens 4-5. Ovary spherical, 8-10-locular. Fruit fleshy with 4-5 2-seeded pyrenes, tightly enclosed by the persistent calyx.

Derivation of name: Duranta: named for Castor Durantes, physician and botanist in Rome, who died in c. 1590

Worldwide: 20-35 species, tropical American; one widely cultivated in the tropics and becoming naturalised

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Duranta
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Duranta
Flora of Mozambique: Duranta
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Duranta
Flora of Zambia: Duranta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Duranta
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Duranta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Duranta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Duranta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Duranta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Duranta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Duranta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Duranta
JSTOR Plant Science: Duranta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Duranta
Plants of the World Online: Duranta
Tropicos: Duranta
Wikipedia: Duranta

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Duranta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1208, retrieved 17 April 2024

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